Low blood sugar

What is Low blood sugar?

Blood sugar below 70 mg/dL is considered as low blood sugar level. Low blood sugar is called hypoglycemia.

Questions and answers on "Low blood sugar"

In Type 1 diabetics can nifedipine cause or contribute to low blood sugar (hypoglycimia)?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

Nifedidpine cannot cause or aggravate low blood sugar. If you had low blood sugar, it is related to diet and drugs used in treatment of diabetes and not Nifedipine. I will suggest you review your diet, medications and send...

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I first noticed this a few months ago. I have been feeling "hungover" even when I am not. I am a daily drinker but only at night and the routine is pretty much the same every day. A beer about 5:30, 3 glasses of wine during preparation and eating of supper, and either a bourbon and water or gin and tonic before bed. When I say I feel hungover, mostly I mean slight increased heart rate, mildly shaky/trembly, and fatiquied. Closest thing I can find on this site is Low Blood Sugar. I am a 45yr old married male. 6'2", 215lb. Not really any abnormal stressors in my life right now. I've excercised all my life and was an avid runner until February when I hurt my knee running (torn miniscus) so I haven't really exercised in 10 months. A) do you think Low Blood Sugar is a likely suspect? B) What are things I can do daily to prevent it? Thanks!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Low blood sugar caused by alcohol

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to HCM.
You are right. Low blood sugar leads to secretion of certain hormones that cause the palpitations and the trembling.
Alcohol is the cause of low blood sugar . As little as 2 ounces of alcohol is known to...

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What are the symptoms of low blood sugar? Yes I have type II. Over weight and over 71 Afib also.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
My advice is to take 15 to 20 grams of a fast-acting carbohydrate.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear user
I have gone through your question.
I can understand your concern.

People with diabetes get hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when their bodies don't have enough sugar to use as fuel....

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Hello doctor,
my sister is 13 years old and surprisingly she had low blood sugar. Her sugar levels dropped to as low as 40. After one month, Now it's normal.
What could be the reason of such low blood sugar at such a young age?
What precautions we should take, to maintain the sugar level?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
About low blood sugar;

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!
I can understand your concern regarding to your sisters health.
First it is very important to know if the low blood sugars are fasting or postprandial.
Usually the most common pathologies to be excluded in this...

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symptoms hyper and hypoglycemic in depth please

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Brief Answer:
Symptoms

Detailed Answer:
The symptoms of low blood sugar can be different from person to person, and can change over time. During the early stages of low blood sugar, a person can:

●Sweat or tremble
●Feel hungry
●Feel worried
People who have early symptoms should check their blood...

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what food to eat to help withlowLOW blood sugar in the morningsandburnof the stomach

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Need more details

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question.
Noted your concern.

I want to know -
- Are you diabetic?
- If Diabetic What are current blood sugar levels, What medicines are you taking?
- What are the symptoms of low blood sugar levels are you suffering from?
- Is...

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Male, age 73, 240 lbs., 5' 10". Have been on Metformin 850 2x daily plus Actos 30 mg once daily. 7-8 weeks of sleep difficulties, resulting in loss of wt 25 lbs. to 240 (5'10"). About 2wks ago began having low blood sugar episodes. For some time, often skipped PM Metformin. Recently cut both diabetic Rx's in half, for 4 days, then suspended them and suspended Zocor (40 mg) altogether 4 days ago, continue to have low sugar episodes. If I can get stable enough to go to store, plan fresh fruits and beans (w/o sugary sauce), currently have fig bars, canned fruit in heavy syrup, bread. Need help please on how to stabilize my sugar. What best to eat. Thanks, many thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
About hypoglicemia;

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone carefully through your concern.
To find a cause for your hypoglycemic events, it is very important to know the lowest level of the blood sugar you have had during these 4 days that you suspended the oral treatment and at what...

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sometimes i get this weird shaky feeling when i havnt eaten. my blood sugar fasting is 3.9 and after i eat around 5.5 to 6 so im not sure if it is diabeates . it happens once in a while and when i eat i seem to feel better but it happens maybe once a week and sometimes it doesnt happen for months. any help would be great.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Reactive hypoglicemia

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!
I have gone carefully through your concern.

The symptoms you reported are suggestive for hypoglycemia or low blood sugar levels.

Reactive hypoglycemia (postprandial hypoglycemia) refers to low blood sugar that...

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Upon standing (up from desk, out of the car,) feeling of constricted blood flow to the brain, a throbbing/whooshing in my ears, feeling of slight choking. Not your ordinary orthostatic hypotension. Happens throughout the day.
It resolves in minutes as I adjust to standing, but very worrisome. Saw my PCP last evening. Scheduled me for carotid doppler, and a neck xray to rule our cervical spinal compression.

Could this just be low blood sugar???

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Following advice

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

Your symptoms may be related in a few cases with low blood sugar levels, but it may also may be related to carotid arteries stenosis (blockage) or cervical spine...

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My 10 year old daughter has been dealing with low blood sugar, nausea, yesterday it was ketotic hypoglycemia but we got it under control...not sure what caused the nausea- but it started on Sunday morning, went away until Monday, came on strong to the point of her not being able to eat enough, today the blood sugar is still on the low side 89 at present, and she cant eat much at all. She does not have a virus, no fever, or other symtoms like that. But when she stand up it feels as though her her chest is tight and she want to lie back down.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Some further exams needed;

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking on HealthcareMagic!
I've read carefully your concerns regarding your daughter's health.

Nausea and vomiting associated with low blood sugar may be caused by a low cortisol level.
An overproduction of insulin...

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